2014 Annual Report

Our Promise

Breaking a Sound Barrier: Teen Girl Born Deaf Receives the Gift of Hearing

Maggie Gleason was born a fighter. She flatlined twice at birth. Her lungs collapsed. Her kidneys and heart were weak. She had a cleft palate and needed a feeding tube. The 14-year-old from Lorain, Ohio, adapted and overcame through surgery and fortitude. Read more about Maggie's story.

Revived! An Ashtabula Man Finds New Beat After "Lethal" Heart Attack

Mike DeWalt squeezed his wife’s hand one last time before he died. There wasn’t much time left – everything was going dark. His heart attack was massive, and he could feel his body shutting down. His time to say goodbye came on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the Emergency Department at University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center. Read more about Mike's story.

Patient Engagement: A Mom Transforms Experience to Advocacy at UH

Most people find their careers. Chrissie Blackburn’s found her. Read more about Chrissie's story.

Breakout Year

A physician-scientist at Oxford University in England is developing a first-of-its-kind therapy for Crohn’s disease with support from University Hospitals, 3,700 miles and an ocean away. This international collaboration reflects just one of many happenings in the breakout year of 2014 for the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio – part of The Harrington Project for Discovery and Development. Read more.

Innovators in the Spotlight

Drs. Attizzani, Markowitz, Gerson, Miller, Gupta, Little and Huang are all proud faculty members of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Read more.

Athletes Score Through Pairing of University Hospitals, Cleveland Browns

“Through science and experience,” Dr. Voos explained, “we learn lessons that apply to pros, and we translate it to help college programs, athletic kids, and active adults who are 10K runners or cyclists.” Read more.

“You Can Do More”: Dr. Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew's motivations borders on a super power

For a woman known for an abundance of gentle compassion, Margaret Larkins-Pettigrew, MD, can be pretty demanding – of herself: “I’ve always told myself, ‘You can do more – there’s so much left to do.’” Read more.

Doing Good for Planet, Patients, Community

University Hospitals earned 15 Environmental Excellence Awards in 2014 from Practice Greenhealth, a leading national organization promoting health care sustainability. Read more UH sustainability highlights from 2014.

Among America's Best in Every Area - Again and Again.

University Hospitals keeps earning more national acclaim for expertise and care quality. Case in point: For 2014 – 15, our flagship, UH Cleveland Medical Center, again holds firm among “America’s Best Hospitals” in the 2014 – 15 rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Only a handful of other premier hospitals, out of 5,700 nationwide, rank in the Top 50 in so many specialties. Learn more

2014 -15 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals

2014 - 15 U.S. New & World Report Best Children's Hospitals